Charlie Sheen has released his first statement since being rushed to hospital last Thursday.
The Two and a Half Men star, 45, told Us Weekly magazine: “I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people.
“I want to say ‘thank you’ to my fellow cast members, the crew of Two and a Half Men, and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros., especially Les Moonves and Bruce Rosenblum, for their concern and support.”
Charlie is reported to be receiving rehab treatment at his Beverley Hills home after he was rushed to hospital with stomach pains following a night of wild partying.
He continued: “To my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much.
“Like Errol Flynn, who had to put his sword down on occasion, I just want to say, ‘thank you.’”
Hollywood legend Flynn, who was renowned for his womanising and heavy drinking, died from a heart attack aged 50 following a week-long bender.
Hellraiser Charlie also sent a series of text messages to a reporter at E! news, questioning the media interest in him.
He said: “Two wars are in an endless state of sorrow. Egypt about burned to the ground, and all you people care about is my bulls***?”
Charlie is the highest-paid star on US TV, earning $2 million for every episode of Two and a Half Men.